Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

It is one of the highlight events on Tenterfield’s calendar, and you don’t need to wait any longer. The Tenterfield Autumn Festival is ready to roll out the red carpet and welcome visitors for a weekend of good fun, good food and good company.

“Its another great year ahead of us for the 2024 Tenterfield Autumn Festival.”Kerri Hampton, President of Tenterfield Tourism

Eager to get things rolling ahead of Easter, the schedule kicks off tonight with the opening of the new Powerhouse Gallery from 5pm. 

Events will then ramp up from Good Friday with a jam packed program sure to delight all of the senses.

“We’ve got barefoot bowls down at the bowls club, live music up at Bad Manners, and the Glenrock Gardens will be open for most of the weekend,” said Kerri.

“Saturday has the markets down at Jubilee Park and Eat Street will return in the evening, with live music and lots of street food, and we have horse and cart coaches running around town all weekend.”

As well as the old favourites, there are also some new ticket items for visitors to check out and add some colour to their experience.

“We have the hay bale and photographic trail that has been a whole lot of fun with some really great designs,” said Kerri.

“Nearly 20 designs around Tenterfield.”

“And we look forward to promoting our new $2 million skatepark with an afternoon of activities for the kids on Saturday.”

Sunday will continue the traditional easter egg hunt for all, with a BBQ breakfast available, and of course, the easter bunny will be making an appearance. 

“There is so much going on, grab a program and check it out.”

Tenterfield is expected to feel a financial boost from the weekend’s drawcard, with accommodation and camping locations filling up, and businesses preparing for the influx.

“The cooler months and the autumn months are a great time of year to showcase why people are gravitating to Tenterfield,” said Kerri.

“With the low humidity and the altitude of a thousand metres above sea level, it really is showing people what there is to look forward too.”

“Without being on the school holidays this year, hopefully we get a nice increase of revenue coming in.”

“This event is based around attracting new revenue for the town and to help businesses who might be quieter through some seasons, they rely on people coming in and spending money.”

Come celebrate, Autumn, the best time of year in the beautiful country town of Tenterfield.

There’s fun for the whole family over the Easter Long Weekend, from grandparents to the kids and a great chance to experience one of Australia’s best historic towns, our incredible landscapes and the cooler climate at it’s most beautiful.

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